Health and safety of Airmen, families is paramount

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  • By Col. Diane Hull
  • 319th Air Refueling Wing commander
Recent concerns about the health and well-being of our airmen and their families has been brought to my attention. I'd like to share with you some general information regarding environmental issues that may affect your health. I am very concerned about our Airmen and their families' medical conditions and the potential effect the environment may have on those conditions - the health and safety of our Airmen and their families is paramount.

There are many air borne substances including dust, pollen and mold, which at varying levels, can cause adverse health effects in some individuals. Fortunately, we can take measures to reduce the amount of dust, pollen and mold that may be in our home. My entire military family housing team stands ready to assist you.

In those isolated cases where a substance in a home is thought to be related to a medical condition, the base civil engineering and medical professionals will investigate. If the relocation of a family is warranted due to a problem with a residence, then rest assured my military family housing team will move the family as soon as possible. If moving a family is required and additional housing is not available, then those members would have the option of moving off base.

If you are concerned about the quality of your indoor air and substances, such as dust, pollen and mold having an adverse affect on your health, please contact the housing office at 747-3035 or your primary care manager at 747-5601.